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Maple Walnut Step Stool

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Project by KMT posted 03-13-2012 05:44 PM 1833 views 6 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been wanting a small step stool for the kitchen other than the cheap plastic thing that she has been using. I have had this piece of maple in the shop for a couple years. It was a twisted, ( I should have taken a picture of it ) warped, cupped and bent 8’ long 5/4 x about 6” board. I cut it down into manageable flat pieces and wound up with 6 workable pieces. My problem was that the longest pieces I had were only 12 1/2”, not long enough for the steps top. After much head scratching I decided to lengthen the top by adding the walnut ends to it. I have not worked with Maple as hard as this before, by the time I was finished, my 10” table saw blade, my dado blade set and the planer blades were all dulled….. :( . I was however very happy with the end result, its a sturdy little stool that I don’t mind having in the kitchen.
Martin

-- - Martin





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#1 posted 03-13-2012 10:34 PM

Really nice, looks good and sturdy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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